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Can I switch case on my Dell computer with some Antec cases?
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Hmm, i never had a dell before but i think it depends on what mobo you got. If you already have the case, disassemble your rig and see if your motherboard fits on the antec's mobo tray. If not you can always mod
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yes it will fit as long as u get an atx midtower or atx fulltower
    
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I think its like an old Dell 2400 and the mobo is probaly 845
post #5 of 9
Usually the on/off/HDD led, etc are in a propritary plug in DELLs and require some rigging to connect them. If your on/off, leds, reset are on a single moldex in the DELL the above will be true... that moldex will usually have only 1 black wire where as an aftermarket case has individual black leads for each device.
    
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any case you guys recommend thats under 50 bucks?
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Make sure the motherboard and power supply are ATX compliant before you buy. It will either be on a sticker on them, or Dell should be able to tell you. If they are not ATX compliant, they won't i in your new case and you will be wasting your money.

(Some newer Dells are BTX, but if it complies with the BTX standards, you should be able to find a few good cases for that, too.)
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post #8 of 9
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i dont think my power supply is ATX since Dell makes known power supply thats makes it looke like its ATX
post #9 of 9
I ripped my mom's Dell T450 XPS apart for a Christmas build. Instead of of mobo fastening screws, there were permenant fastening "hooks" holding the mobo onto the chasis. I didn't use the mobo, but I decided to try to pry the board off anyways. Point being: Make sure that the board is screwed on and not "hooked" on.
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